CLAVERIA, Misamis Oriental–The military backed by the local police arrestd the finance officer of the New People’s Army (NPA) on Saturday (September 5).
In a press statement, 1Lt. Jefferson M. Mariano identified the arrested NPA rebel as a certain Jenalyn Arcillas Ganzan alias Macky, 34 years old and a resident of Zone 4, Poblacion, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental.
Mariano said Arcillas served as the finance officer of the HQ Nelsay, Sub-Regional Committee 1 (SRC1), Northern Central Mindanao Region Command (NCMRC).
He said the suspect was arrested through a search and seizure warrant issued by Hon. Judge Fernando R Fudalan Jr. of Regional Trial Court, Branch 7, Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur for the criminal cases of Destructive Arson under CC No. 6624, and Kidnapping and Serious Illegal Detention under CC No. 6527. No bail bond was recommended by the court for his cases.
The success of the operation is the result of the continuous efforts of the Army’s 58th Infantry “Dimalulupig” Battalion and 8th Infantry “Dependable” Battalion, together with the personnel of Provincial Intelligence Unit of Misamis Oriental, 1001st MC, Regional Mobile Force Battalion 10 and Tagoloan Municipal Police Station in ending local communist armed conflict in the said province.
In his statement, Lt. Col. Ricky L Canatoy, Commanding Officer of 58IB said, “The AFP and PNP will continue to jointly operate in pursuing the terrorist group so that we can put an end to the influence of the terrorists in every community. We will remain vigilant against anyone who will try to disrupt the peace and order of the community.”
“This arrest proves that the terrorists cannot run away from the long arm of the government. So, I urge the remaining remnants of the NPA to return to the folds of the law, avail the government program under Enhanced Comprehensive and Local Integration Program (E-CLIP), and live with your families peacefully,”said Canatoy ended.
The arrested person was brought and held at Tagoloan MPS and to be brought to the issuing court of origin for proper disposition. (PR)